The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 42 55 48
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 19 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.60% 2.12% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.81% 2.34% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 5
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£550 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £486 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.39% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £60.00 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.63%
Solutions Architect
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
677 642 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 92.61% 90.68% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 418 319
Average daily rate £400 £371 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% -3.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £227 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.75 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +47.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £55.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Wiltshire region.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon +10 13 £550 +10.00%
Solutions Architect
South West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 25 (54.35%) Finance
2 22 (47.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (39.13%) Banking
3 18 (39.13%) SOA
4 15 (32.61%) Retail
5 12 (26.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (19.57%) Retail Banking
7 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
8 8 (17.39%) TOGAF
8 8 (17.39%) UML
8 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
9 7 (15.22%) Oracle
9 7 (15.22%) Internet
10 6 (13.04%) SAP
10 6 (13.04%) Unisys
10 6 (13.04%) Online Banking
10 6 (13.04%) ICL
10 6 (13.04%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (10.87%) C#
11 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
11 5 (10.87%) .NET
12 4 (8.70%) B2C
12 4 (8.70%) Data Management
12 4 (8.70%) CMS
12 4 (8.70%) SQL
12 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
12 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
12 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (6.52%) Ajax

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.70%) CMS
2 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.52%) SaaS
2 2 (4.35%) PaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) 3G
2 2 (4.35%) Firewall
2 2 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (4.35%) LAN
2 2 (4.35%) WAN
2 2 (4.35%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.35%) OLTP
2 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
General
1 25 (54.35%) Finance
2 18 (39.13%) Banking
3 15 (32.61%) Retail
4 9 (19.57%) Retail Banking
4 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.52%) CSS
2 3 (6.52%) Middleware
2 3 (6.52%) Ajax
2 3 (6.52%) Web Services
2 3 (6.52%) HTML
3 2 (4.35%) XSD
3 2 (4.35%) WSDL
3 2 (4.35%) REST
3 2 (4.35%) Sencha Touch
3 2 (4.35%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (4.35%) Java EE
3 2 (4.35%) JSON
3 2 (4.35%) RESTful
3 2 (4.35%) SOAP
4 1 (2.17%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.04%) Online Banking
2 6 (13.04%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (6.52%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.35%) User Experience
4 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
1 2 (4.35%) Android
1 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (39.13%) SOA
3 12 (26.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 8 (17.39%) TOGAF
4 8 (17.39%) UML
4 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.70%) Data Management
5 4 (8.70%) B2C
5 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.52%) BPMN
6 3 (6.52%) Data Architecture
7 2 (4.35%) Requirements Engineering
7 2 (4.35%) Software Architecture
7 2 (4.35%) Android Development
7 2 (4.35%) iOS Development
7 2 (4.35%) People Management
7 2 (4.35%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.35%) BPEL
7 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) C#
1 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.70%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
1 3 (6.52%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle
2 6 (13.04%) SAP
2 6 (13.04%) Unisys
2 6 (13.04%) ICL
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.52%) EMC
4 3 (6.52%) TIBCO
4 3 (6.52%) IBM
5 2 (4.35%) VMware
5 2 (4.35%) Sencha
5 2 (4.35%) F5
5 2 (4.35%) Nokia
5 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (2.17%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com